08 November 2018
Felixstowe Border Force Officers were visited by the brands yesterday when the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) hosted the second brand protection training event of the year, at the port.
Members of ACG attended the event to speak with Border Force Officers directly about their counterfeit issues and exhibit genuine and counterfeit products. Brands such as; Procter & Gamble, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, Babylis, Puma, Hewlett Packard and Nike enjoyed time with the officers and made useful contacts.
“Border Force is preventing millions of potentially harmful products such as toys and electrical goods entering the UK. Through the ACG, members have been calling on the Government to stop cutting officer numbers but instead make sure there’s enough resource at our Borders to help protect businesses and consumers from counterfeits. A problem that’s growing year-on-year.” commented a training day attendee.
ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.
Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.